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College football on TV for Saturday (Nov. 2)

The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party is college football’s marquee matchup for this Saturday.

In a game sure to decide the winner of the SEC East and a spot in the conference title game, No. 6 Florida takes on No. 8 Georgia in Jacksonville. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. on CBS with Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson on the call.

Florida is 7-1 overall, including 4-1 in the SEC. Its only loss came at now-No. 1 LSU, 42-28. The Gators beat Kentucky 29-21 in Lexington. Georgia is 6-1 overall, including 3-1 in the SEC. Its only loss came at home to South Carolina, 20-17, in double overtime. The Bulldogs blanked UK 21-0 in Athens.

Speaking of UK, the Wildcats are off this week. Mark Stoops’ team returns to action next Saturday at 7:30 against visiting Tennessee. The Volunteers play host to UAB at 7 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU.

Aside from Georgia-Florida, the only other matchup featuring two ranked teams is an American Athletic Conference showdown between No. 15 SMU and No. 24 Memphis at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. College GameDay will be in Memphis. SMU, coached by former UK assistant Sonny Dykes, is 8-0 overall, including 4-0 in the AAC. Memphis is 7-1 overall, including 3-1 in the AAC. Its only loss was at Temple 30-28.

Here’s the full list of college football games on television for Saturday.

Saturday, Nov. 2

  • 12:00 - Boston College at Syracuse (ACC)
  • 12:00 - Buffalo at Eastern Michigan (ESPNU)
  • 12:00 - Houston at UCF (ESPN2)
  • 12:00 - Michigan at Maryland (ABC)
  • 12:00 - N.C. State at Wake Forest (ESPN)
  • 12:00 - Nebraska at Purdue (Fox)
  • 12:00 - Northern Illinois at Central Michigan (CBS Sports)
  • 12:00 - UTSA at Texas A&M (SEC)
  • 2:30 - Virginia Tech at Notre Dame (NBC)
  • 3:30 - Arkansas State at La-Monroe (ESPNU)
  • 3:30 - Army at Air Force (CBS Sports)
  • 3:30 - Florida vs. Georgia (CBS)
  • 3:30 - Kansas State at Kansas (Fox Sports 1)
  • 3:30 - Miami at Florida State (ABC)
  • 3:30 - Rutgers at Illinois (Big Ten)
  • 3:30 - TCU at Oklahoma State (ESPN)
  • 3:30 - UTEP at North Texas (NFL)
  • 4:00 - Mississippi State at Arkansas (SEC)
  • 4:00 - Tulsa at Tulane (ESPN2)
  • 4:00 - Utah at Washington (Fox)
  • 4:00 - Wofford at Clemson (ACC)
  • 7:00 - Cincinnati at East Carolina (CBS Sports)
  • 7:00 - Ole Miss at Auburn (ESPN)
  • 7:00 - Northwestern at Indiana (Fox Sports 1)
  • 7:00 - UAB at Tennessee (ESPNU)
  • 7:30 - SMU at Memphis (ABC)
  • 7:30 - Vanderbilt at South Carolina (SEC)
  • 7:30 - Virginia at North Carolina (ACC)
  • 8:00 - Oregon at USC (Fox)
  • 10:00 - BYU at Utah State (ESPN2)
  • 10:30 - Boise State at San Jose State (CBS Sports)
  • 10:30 - New Mexico at Nevada (ESPNU)
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John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.
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